The BHP Foundation works to address some of the most critical global sustainable development challenges facing their generation.
By working in partnership with others they seek to raise the bar, find new solutions and set new standards for the future.
They are a charitable foundation funded by BHP, a leading global resources company, and through their programs they address challenges that are directly relevant to the resources sector.
The BHP Foundation works to address some of the world’s most critical sustainable development challenges.
By working in partnership with others who share these ambitions they seek to raise the bar, find new solutions and set new standards for the future.
These efforts are designed to enhance the contribution the global resources sector can make to the achievement of many of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Global Signature Programs
Natural Resource Governance
To harness the transformative power of natural resource wealth for sustainable and inclusive human development.
To support new ways of conserving and sustainably managing large-scale, globally significant natural environments for the benefit of future generations.
To harness the potential of young people most at risk of being left behind by enabling equitable access to quality education and learning.
The BHP Foundation has taken a deliberate decision to be bold and ambitious and contribute scalable solutions to some of the world’s most critical sustainable development challenges.
Their projects aim to drive systemic change, share evidence, set new standards and enable others to take forward what has been learned.
Their work is based on five key principles:
Collaborate – build genuine partnerships across communities, industry, non-government organizations, governments and international institutions to work towards shared goals.
Sustainable – ensure projects are designed to deliver practical and long-term outcomes, and build capacity that lasts beyond the lifespan of their investment.
New models – invest in projects that take on complex sustainable development challenges and set new standards for the future.
Evidence – contribute to a growing evidence base of what works, measure the impact and be transparent about what is learned.
Advocate – use their reach and influence across global networks to push for effective solutions.